The pregnant deer – A beautiful management story
“IS UhuRuto TRULY THE PROBLEM?
Follow the article below, let’s get the fact.
HEADMASTER: how much is passport photograph for children?
PHOTOGRAPHER: the price for the passport is kshs.100 per child
HEADMASTER: No, the pupils are 500 in numbers, so we are paying kshs.50
PHOTOGRAPHER: ok no problem sir, you can pay kshs.50 each since they are many
HEADMASTER: class teacher go & inform the pupils that they should bring kshs.150 each tomorrow for the passports.
ClASS-TEACHER: ok sir, i will inform them right away
ClASS-TEACHER: Good day pupils, you are all to come with kshs.200 tomorrow for passports.
PUPIL: Mummy we were asked to bring ksh.300 for passport at school
MUMMY: Father, your son was asked to come to sch with kshs.500 passport fee tomorrow.
FATHER: OOH My God. The government makes things costly day by day, including education. We have said it, this man is wicked.
Moral lesson: ‘LET THE CHANGE BEGIN WITH YOU AND I’. Honesty and sincerity are all that we need to make this country a better place!”
Our view on things is quite different. Most often than not, what we perceive is what we hold in our minds, what to us is true and real in our world.
Our upbringing, our environment, what we eat and more so, our tribe shape and the character in us. In a way, it takes time to get ride of a certain way of life, to build and nature a new way.
Growing up, meeting new people and more so, travelling builds a character since we get to learn and appreciate diversity in our different tribes and ways of life.
Poverty, hunger and starvation destabilize our normal way of life, taking away the peace and peace of mind we enjoy everyday.
“Successful people have two things on their lips, “smile and silence”. Smile can solve problem while Silence can avoid problems.
Sugar and salt may be mixed together but ants reject the salt and carry away only the sugar. Select the right people in life and make your life better and sweeter. If you fail to achieve your dreams, change your ways not your God.
Remember, trees change their leaves and not their roots. You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones to every dog that barks.
Haters will see you walking on water and say its because you can’t swim. Even if you dance on water, your enemies will accuse you of raising dust.
Make it your ambition to live a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your own hands.
Remember, don’t ever wrestle with a pig. You’ll both get dirty, but the pig will enjoy it..”
Nokia CEO ended his speech saying this “we didn’t do anything wrong, but somehow, we lost”.
During the press conference to announce NOKIA being acquired by Microsoft, Nokia CEO ended his speech saying this “we didn’t do anything wrong, but somehow, we lost”. Upon saying that, all his management team, himself included, teared sadly.
Nokia has been a respectable company. They didn’t do anything wrong in their business, however, the world changed too fast. Their opponents were too powerful.
They missed out on learning, they missed out on changing, and thus they lost the opportunity at hand to make it big. Not only did they miss the opportunity to earn big money, they lost their chance of survival.
The message of this story is, if you don’t change, you shall be removed from the competition.
It’s not wrong if you don’t want to learn new things. However, if your thoughts and mindset cannot catch up with time, you will be eliminated.
1. The advantage you have yesterday, will be replaced by the trends of tomorrow. You don’t have to do anything wrong, as long as your competitors catch the wave and do it RIGHT, you can lose out and fail.
To change and improve yourself is giving yourself a second chance. To be forced by others to change, is like being discarded.
Those who refuse to learn & improve, will definitely one day become redundant & not relevant to the industry. They will learn the lesson in a hard & expensive way!
“A man who calls his kinsmen to a feast does not do so to redeem them from starving. They all have food in their own houses. When we gather together in the moonlight village ground, it is not because of the moon. Every man can see it in his own compound. We come together because it is good for kinsmen to do so. Let us find time to come together physically and enjoy the power of togetherness. Let’s smile not because we don’t have problems but because we are stronger than the problems.”
We dream to be, they hope for a better way. Everyday is a blessing, a blessing to discover a new tomorrow. It is a wish, a fantasy until we see it done. Our way.
In the end, they will judge us not for what we dreamt for, not for what we wished and fantasised for: but rather for what we achieved, for that dream we realized, that fantasy we made it into a reality.
- Just be, for it matters not how you made it.
We fall, struggle and then at least we manage to rise. To me, that is the road to the best- road to success. As they say, has many ups and downs just like that long trip to Mombasa or any other destination that you may so desire…
It is quite challenging- not that I know it all, I am on that lane too you know. People will come in and out of your life, be it for a good or bad course, this is bound to build and mold you one way or another. Don’t take this to heart though. Live however on the lessons acquired from them.
It takes courage to wake up and go into the day, yes go into the day, yet you have no idea what could come of it. Ambition is a brother to anxiety whereas vision is a relative of peace. Whatever cometh of a day let happiness and peace be your ultimate goal.
A friend once told me “you are the way you see yourself. This is why the first step up the ladder of excellence is for you to think excellence.” As you think in your heart, so you are. What you think in your heart you will voice it out.
In Mathew 12 vs. 37 “For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh.”
Gone too soon
Dressed in black suit, white shirt and purple tie- it was the 22nd August 2015, was a big day, a day worth all the time in the world. A new union was made… it was all cheers and triumph, good wishes and God’s blessings for us.
Exactly 3 months 6 days, on Saturday the 28th of November we lost him in a bloody murder, in a quarry, he was dumped after his head getting crushed by a mason’s hammer or whatever they used on him. God Rest His Soul in Eternal Peace.
For the time I have known him, I have never seen him mad, angry leave alone lifting a finger. To me, it was always fun to have him around; it was uplifting to always hear him make jokes. He knew no age or even class.
We live in society where survival is for the strong, the brave and the daring. It is a man-eat-man society. As Immortal Technique puts it… ‘Human Beings Killing Monkeys to conquer the Planet’’ We live at an age where wealth is much precious than life.
Life is God given, and no one is allowed to take another person’s. Not even the God takes that lightly. “Thou shall not murder” is one of the commandments given to Mosses in Mt Sinai by GOD, who is all knowing and all powerful.
We know not why they took his life, why it had had to be that painful, why that age , why with a mason’s hammer a lot of whys which can’t escape our minds.
It took me so long write this because I had no courage, I lack the words- and I don’t even know if I captured as intended.
We live once, that is a gift to us from The Most High, be grateful for this, be thankful for your friends and family for they are the most precious thing that could ever happen to you. Be there for them always for you know not when you will be with them no more.
Remember, living cautiously has nothing to do with what happens to you. Take responsibility and try to solve things. Life is rarely fair. But it goes.
Fare well may brother. Peace.